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Sons and Lovers (Bantam Classic) by D. H. Lawrence; John Gross (intro) - Paperback - September 1985 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000182)

Sons and Lovers (Bantam Classic)

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Sons and Lovers (Bantam Classic)

by D. H. Lawrence; John Gross (intro)

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Toronto & New York: Bantam, September 1985. Mass Market Paperback. Bantam Classic. With an introduction by John Gross. Very Good+. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight with a slight crease. Cover clean and bright with light crease along front hinge. Sharp corners. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 416 pages.

One of the greatest autobiographical novels of the twentieth century. The story of an artist as a young man, his powerful relationship with his possessive mother, his passionate love affair, and his intense liaison with a married woman. England's Derbyshire springs to life with both is sooty mining villages and deep green pastures, a setting as full of contrasts as the deep emotions that rule this remarkable.


Though it is the author’s third novel, Sons and Lovers is often regarded as D.H. Lawrence’s masterpiece. The autobiographical work, which was originally titled Paul Morel after its protagonist, was set in motion with the death of Lawrence’s mother, Lydia. The author used the opportunity to reexamine his childhood, his relationship with his mother, and her psychological effect on his sexuality. Sons and Lovers had already been rejected by one publisher when Lawrence sent the manuscript to Edward Garnett of Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd. Garnett made extensive editing suggestions and still — after Lawrence rewrote the manuscript for the fourth time — cut 80 passages, about 10% of the work, before its 1913 publication. At the time of publication, Sons and Lovers was criticized for being obscene. But the novel endured. It has been adapted for film multiple times, including the Academy Award winning 1960 film. The Modern Library placed it ninth on their list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.

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Sons and Lovers (Bantam Classic)
D. H. Lawrence; John Gross (intro)
Mass Market Paperback
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Toronto & New York
Date published
September 1985
fiction, autobiography, bildungsroman, domestic fiction, adultery, families, love stories, romance, working class, men, sons and mothers, young men, Derbyshire, England, Britain
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Fiction; Biographies; Erotica; Britain; Domestic and Family Fiction;

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